ON Semiconductor Corporation announced the opening of a new 55,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Bangalore. The facility is intended to integrate all of the company’s India operations. This new facility can house nearly all of its 300 of ON Semiconductor Technology India Pvt Ltd employees that are focused on supporting the company’s global Intelligent Sensing Group (ISG) and Analog Solutions Group (ASG).
With the expansion, the company plans to hire local engineers in the fields of analog and digital VLSI design, hardware, software, firmware, product & test engineering, and functional safety engineering both at experienced and entry levels.
The Bangalore India Development Center (BIDC) is a critical product development location for industrial, consumer, computing, sensing, and automotive market segments.
The company has continued to increase its presence in India over the past ten years through acquisitions and organic growth. As part of these India expansion efforts, the company invested more than $20 million to build the lab and infrastructure and hire the workforce in Bangalore.
ON Semiconductor’s presence in India began with the acquisition of Pulsecore in 2009, which brought over ten years of developing and releasing IC products in various market segments.
“The Bangalore Imaging development center of BIDC has been responsible to develop and release several products over the last eight years, contributing more than 300 million dollars to the ON Semiconductor Intelligent Sensing Group’s cumulative revenue,” said Taner Ozcelik, senior vice president of the intelligent sensing group at ON Semiconductor.
“Sensing products, driven by the team, are designed into several automotive systems to be released in the next two to three years. The BIDC is a full-fledged and the largest product development center for ISG working on several parts to be used in mission-critical applications. The new site is the testament of our confidence in the employee base and the talent pool in India and we believe we can scale new heights with the help of products developed in the state-of-the-art facility,” Ozcelik said.
“The BIDC is also a complete development center for several ASG devices, focusing on strategic growth in timing products, signal conditioning products, RF & wireless IoT solutions, custom products, and firmware development for products with embedded microcontrollers,” said Ryan Cameron, vice president IOP in the Analog Solutions Group at ON Semiconductor. “The new site provides the infrastructure required as the group continues to invest in R&D. This includes additional automated tester resources, lab capabilities and building our key talent to develop full solutions for our customers.”